If you have 90 or more credits or have declared a major, as soon as you are registered, come to the Veterans Center for a course approval form. If you have less than 90 credits or haven't yet declared a major, as soon as you are registered, bring a copy of your class schedule to the Veterans Center.
Once you become a junior or declare a major, the VA requires that your courses fulfill degree requirements, as electives, VLPA, or major requirements.
If the sticker is not attached to your quarterly schedule, you will be required to have your advisor sign a new one, as a signed sticker by itself does not indicate that your coursework is applicable to your degree.
No, it is okay if your major is competitive and it takes a few quarters to get in, or if you are working on prerequisites.
No, when your enrollment is certified, the number of credits you are taking is reported to the VA and they pay you at the rate at which you are entitled.
If you have turned in required veterans paperwork to the Veterans Center and it is your first payment of the quarter, it is likely due to the backlog that happens at the beginning of each quarter. Because we are required to wait for the UW to post your tuition and fees before reporting them to the VA, your enrollment may be certified a little later than normal.
You can call the VA to check on the status of your claim, or contact the Veterans Center for more information.
You can check online with the VA the status of your benefits at: http://www.ebenefits.va.gov
It takes about 24 days from the time your enrollment is certified.
The VA's phone number is 1-888-442-4551. When you hear the automated system answer, dial 1 then 0.
The VA often has high call volume times. Try again or try calling in the mornings.
Call the VA directly (1-888-442-4551) or change your address under the VA's "ask a question" section on their website. You also need to change your address with the UW Registrar. In addition, contact the Veterans Center Office with your new address so it can be changed in your VA file.